Julia Bachrach will present this history of Jackson Park's 19th century transformations in conjunction with the Newbery Library's new exhibition entitled Pictures from the Exposition: Visualizing the 1893 World's Fair.
Julia Bachrach will present a history of Chicago’s 1893 World’s Fair
Julia Bachrach will give a presentation on the history of design response to changing recreational trends.
Julia Bachrach will present this four part seminar at the newly relocated Chicago Architect Center. It features a history of residential architect along Chicago's lakefront neighborhoods from the 1870s through the 1970s.
Julia Bachrach will lead “Around the Block Tours” of the Art Institute and Grant Park.
In conjunction with the Associates of the Art Institute’s theme “Inspired by the Past,” Julia Bachrach will present to the Southland Community Associations. This presentation explores Chicago’s collection of murals and paintings in park field houses during the Progressive Era.
During the early 20th century, Chicago’s renowned architects and planners Burnham and Bennett envisioned Grant Park as a magnificent French Renaissance landscape. That dream was finally realized in the 1920s, and since then Chicagoans have enjoyed a sense of Paris by visiting the city’s south lakefront.
In this presentation, Julia Bachrach will share her research, describe naming and other recent efforts to commemorate women’s contributions to Illinois history. She will illuminate the stories of many significant women who overcame great obstacles to achieve success.
Prepared on behalf of the Promontory Point Conservancy by Julia Bachrach, the Promontory Point Nomination, a proposed historic district within Chicago’s Burnham Park, will be formally reviewed by the Illinois Historic Sites Advisory Council (IHSAC).
If statues could talk, what stories would they tell? Statue Stories Chicago has given voices to over two dozen statues throughout the city. Julia Bachrach will lead this Chicago Ideas Week workshop along with writer MT Cozzola, poet Quraysh Ali Lansana, and social media specialist Jessie Jury.
This reception, celebrating the opening of the exhibits, features a panel discussion about the fascinating history of the Stables Building. Panelists include Julia Bachrach and architects Gunny Harboe and Luis Martinez.
Julia Bachrach will tell the inspiring story of how Perkins and Jensen refused to give up until they could be sure their vision for the Cook County Forest Preserves would become a reality.
Historian Julia Bachrach will lead this tour featuring significant landscapes, architecture, and artworks in Lincoln and Humboldt Parks. Sculptural highlights include: Augustus Saint-Gaudens’s Standing Lincoln, Altgeld Monument by Gutzon Borglum, who also created the Presidential Memorial at Mount Rushmore; and a pair of bronze Bison produced by the sculptor of the Art Institute Lions, Edward Kemeys. On this tour, you will also learn about how Danish immigrant Jens Jensen experimented with Prairie style philosophies in Humboldt Park, and explore Alfred Caldwell’s Lily Pool, one of the nation’s few Prairie style landscapes to be designated as a National Historic Landmark.